Scientists find Signs of many deep Oceans in Space too
Researchers stress the importance of designing future missions with the ability to explore an ocean on all five of Uranus’ major moons — Oberon, Titania, Umbriel, Ariel and Miranda. Many claims have already been made about the presence of water on any other celestial body other than Earth in space. Scientists around the world are constantly doing research to confirm these claims. space.jpg Oceans may be hidden beneath the surface on the two largest moons of Uranus, the seventh planet in our solar system, a new study has found. Uranus has 27 known moons, with Titania being the largest and Oberon as the second largest.
Francis Nimmo, author of the research at the University of California, said that I can bet that there are oceans on these bodies. This shouldn’t be surprising at all. Uranus, known as the ‘Ice Giant’, is a 50,000 km large planet. Titania, the largest moon of Uranus, has a diameter of about 980 miles (1,576 km). Whereas Oberon has a diameter of about 946 miles (1,522 km). The average surface temperature of both is around -392°F (-200°C). Uranus’s many smaller moons closer to the planet than Titania and Oberon get most of their internal heat from tidal heating.